By Dwight Snyder, Police Chief
(October 30, 2020) – I never miss the opportunity to express my pride in our community, as we always seem to rise above whatever adversity comes our way, from hurricanes and tidal issues to what we are experiencing now in this unprecedented year of 2020. Being part of this community is not just reserved for residents only. It also includes our business owners, hotels, clergy and community leaders, and especially the employees of the city, who are truly committed to our community.
As we know, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the entire globe to navigate through uncharted waters, including the City of Sunny Isles Beach. But as a great city, our leadership quickly responded to this state of emergency and took precautions to protect our citizens, visitors and employees from this virus. Our different departments literally learned new and innovative ways to provide the same level of customer service, while still managing the strict protocols recommended by medical professionals.
For the police department, as a 24/7 public safety department, our officers responded to every call without interruption to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents. We learned new ways to perform our duties efficiently and, in some cases, found improved ways to complete the task.
I wish to thank all of our residents and business owners for complying with the emergency mandates. Your sacrifices and taking personal responsibility made all of us safer.
Until next time, stay safe!